Why there is no Conte-nuity for Chelsea this season

Alexis Sanchez

After last season's remarkable success, it's really surprising to see Chelsea and Antonio Conte, in the situation they're now in. Roman Abramovich's ridiculous transfer policy and Real Madrid-esque purging of managers is ensuring Chelsea will not be consistently successful.

Chelsea are planning to stick to under-fire manager Antonio Conte, according to reports.

But widespread reports in the British media on Tuesday claimed former Juventus and Italy manager Conte is now expected to remain in charge for Monday's game against West Bromwich Albion.

Some might argue that point is already here, as they now reside in the fourth and final Champions League slot, and they're just one point clear of fifth place Tottenham Hotspur.

Bakayoko is just one example of Chelsea's scattergun approach to recruitment since last summer, with the club's maneuvers in the transfer market meandering at best and in some cases (Andy Carroll, anyone?) outright freakish.

The English Premier League could emulate other European competitions by introducing a winter break.

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"I'm a coach. I have to work with my players". At present there are 37 Chelsea players out on loan with different clubs, including Michy Batshuayi who was bought for £32 million.

Former Chelsea assistant coach, Ray Wilkins, has blamed the club's former Technical Director, Michael Emenalo, for the club's current poor form. City have also recently overtaken Chelsea in a combined Premier League table made up of the last two seasons. Whatever his relationship with striker Diego Costa last season, he allowed that bridge to burn before he was certain he could get the replacement he needed.

With Chelsea committing players forward, Deulofeu capitalized to lead a counterattack which he started and finished with a well-taken 88th-minute strike. "We have three targets to go for and we have a massive three or four months ahead of us", Spaniard Azpilicueta said. "When you're at a great club and you trust in the project, you stay", said the Italian.

"Antonio Conte's long tough training sessions at an arduous part of the season, and a hard-line approach to certain players, have become major issues for some of the Chelsea squad".

(He bombarded) them with text messages from his summer holiday demanding specific players and insisting deals be completed in time for pre-season.

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